SHAH ALAM, 20 Mar: The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) will hold a discussion with the owner of the textile warehouse on the famous warehouse’s move to build stairs which damaged the mural at Laman Seni 7.
The MBSA Deputy Director of the Corporate Department, Shahrin Ahmad, said that the discussion is necessary to ensure the existence of the art exhibit space that has become one of the main attractions of visitors in the city.
“MBSA will discuss with the owner of the premises to solve this problem. Laman Seni 7 has become the latest and famous tourist attraction in Shah Alam.
“During the school holidays, many visitors are expected to visit this art site,” he said when contacted by Selangor Kini.
He said that Laman Seni 7 will continue as usual by highlighting more interesting artwork that visitors can enjoy.
Earlier, several individuals on Facebook said that the textile warehouse involved did not give enough cooperation to efforts to beautify the back alley as an art exhibition space.
Despite the lack of cooperation from the warehouse, MBSA, with cooperation from artists, managed to transform the back alley from an abandoned alley infested with rats and smelly drains into an interesting area that attracted the people’s attention.
After the back alley was transformed, the textile warehouse involved was said to take advantage by building a staircase to be used as another entrance to their premises.
This caused uneasiness to the visitors because the move was said to have damaged several works of art placed in the alley.